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April 29: Alson’s Tea at Chado Tea Room - A Day for Siblings

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A very special tea in support of all the brothers and sisters of children with disabilities will be held on Sunday, April 29, 2012 from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Chado Downtown.

Made possible through a collaboration of support from Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center, Pasadena Child Development Associates, and the DADA Fathers’ Support Group, with special thanks to the Shah and Mehreteab families and the Chado Tea Rooms.

The event is still open for additional siblings to attend. RSVP to Lanterman's Koch-Young Resource Center at 213.252.5600 or e-mail at kyrc@lanterman.org by April 25, 2012.

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April 24: Lanterman Hosts Employment Innovations Series - Watch Online Series and Join Discussions

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Hosted by the State Employment Leadership Network in collaboration with the California Department of Developmental Services and the California Association of Regional Center Agencies, this four-session employment series will cover the following topics:

  •     The Importance of Employment on April 24, 2012
  •     Relationships and Networking on May 10, 2012
  •     Person-Centered Career Practices on May 24, 2012
  •     Organizational Change from Facility-Based to Community-Based  Employment Services on June 12, 2012

Assisting people with developmental disabilities to find meaningful employment in the general workforce can be daunting. This online and in-person series will explore why a regular job in the community is a priority. Concrete ideas for how the current day support system can increase employment outcomes will be offered.

The goal of the series is to increase awareness about employment, and to provide a discussion forum for families, individuals, organizations and professionals in the field.

Lanterman Regional Center will be a host site for this series of online lectures exploring employment for people with developmental disabilities. These presentations will give participants a chance to share new ideas and discuss challenges related to community employment. These local gatherings will occur in conjunction with the online presentations and will be a time for everyone to discuss questions related to the material.

Class size is limited. Register to attend the presentations being held at Lanterman with Ronna Kajikawa at 213.252.4976 or training@lanterman.org.

For a list of other host sites, such as California's network of Regional Centers, that are volunteering space, staff and resources to participants in their area, visit www.arcanet.org.

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April 24: Conservatorship, Special Needs Trusts and Wills

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This training helps families plan for the future, and covers the following topics: conservatorship,special needs trusts, and wills.

Scheduled to be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the speaker will be Attorney Pat Huth.

The training will be held at Lanterman Regional Center in the Koch-Young Resource Center.

Seating is very limited. Reserve your space for the English session by April, 20 2012 with Edward Perez at 213.252.4986 or eperez@lanterman.org.

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